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Fans of internal combustion might scoff at the idea, but it can't be denied that electric cars are the wave of the future. With increasing concerns about the state of the environment, carmakers are moving away from traditional means of propulsion in favor of using electricity. In that regard, engineer Youssef Hamad is ahead of the curve, having begun his foray into sustainable vehicles way back in the late '80s.

Hamad heads Le' Guider International E-Trike Electronic Assembly Philippines, a company that creates and converts cars, tricicyles, and jeepneys powered by electricity. Their goal, as the company's mission statement reads, is to "To stop dangerous climate change caused by the burning of and the reliance on fossil fuels through cleaner, safer and renewable alternative energy."

We recently visited Hamad's workshop for a closer look at how the process to creating a zero-emissions vehicle takes place. He also explained to us how these vehicles can benefit the country's public transport and pollution problems. To hear it all from the man himself, click play on our video. 

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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